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EV and Hybrid course gains accreditation

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Training shouldn't be looked at as a negative but a positive for your business. Salvage Wire's coarses can help you fully capitalise on your vehicles.
Salvage Wire’s Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid training course has recently been accredited by the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board or WAMITAB.


This accreditation confirms that the training offered by Salvage Wire will support professionals in the Auto Recycling and Motor Salvage industry as they raise their standards of knowledge and competence and their continued professional development.

This accreditation confirms that the training offered by Salvage Wire will support professionals in the Auto Recycling and Motor Salvage industry as they raise their standards of knowledge and competence and their continued professional development.

This accreditation also provides national recognition of the added value that training programmes bring to workers in terms of quality, job specific knowledge, skills and experience.

We covered one of Salvage Wire’s Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid training courses last year and you can take a look at the article here.The coarse is comprehensive and is becoming ever more important as the range of variants within the auto industry just keeps getting bigger.

Salvage Wire also run coarses for those wanting to adopt the ARA's parts standards in the UK. Here at atfPro we believe that adopting stands is essential if the auto dismantling industry is ever going to generate vast sales within the repair markets. We covered this topic here.

Arrangements for future training courses are always in progress and you need to check with the comapny for dates and locations. For more information please visit Salvage Wire's website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

April 2015

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